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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Employee at OPD’s 911 Communication Center recognized for 30 years of service

The Ocala Police Department recently recognized an employee who has spent the past three decades working at the department’s 911 Communication Center.

Thirty years ago, Julie Pache’s career at the communication center began as a call-taker, and she quickly became a trainer and supervisor, according to OPD.

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Julie Pache began her career with OPD three decades ago as a call-taker (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

In a social media post, OPD stated that Pache is a “strong believer in public service and giving back to the community,” and she “strives to assist her team by training and developing employees to provide great service while keeping citizens and response units safe.”

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Julie Pache (right) receiving a Certificate of Recognition for her 30 years of service (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

Over the years, Pache has “seen it all,” and OPD highlighted an instance where she helped save a life by teaching someone how to perform CPR over the phone.

Despite the lengthy hours, Pache stated that she loves coming to work. “I really enjoy helping people in their time of need,” said Pache. “It’s gratifying to know that I can make a difference in someone’s life.”

OPD stated that Pache is a valued member of the communication center’s team, and her experience and dedication are appreciated by her co-workers.

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Julie Pache (center) posing with Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken (left) and Ocala Fire Rescue Chief Clint Welborn (Photo courtesy of the Ocala Police Department)

Prior to joining the Ocala Police Department, Pache spent four years living in Japan, and she can still understand and speak some Japanese. When she is not busy working, OPD stated that she enjoys searching for geocaches and spending time with her goats and dogs.

On its Facebook Page, the Ocala Police Department shared the following message: “Thank you, Julie, for your 30 years of service to the City of Ocala. We appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do.”